Add up

Tim Harford, mathematician, educator, journalist, and what not – begins his book How to Make the World Add Up with the simple proof that storks deliver babies. it’s simple: There are countries with few storks and – few children. And then there are countries with many storks and – many children. See? Easy.

And then he gives the Introduction the title of a book he devoured as a youngster: Lie with statistics. What a treasure.

I wonder how he would explain that the majority of Brits voted for Brexit – namely some 17 million of 46 million eligible to vote. If anyone can, he can.

~ by Barbara S on July 3, 2021.

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